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The holiday season is in full swing and that means it’s okay to eat All. Of. The. Cookies. While the tradition of making your own is sweet, there are many North Fork bakeries, markets and home bakers that do the work for you. Here are some of our go-to spots across the North Fork and what cookies we’re ordering at each. 

  1. Gingerbread | Gingerbread University 
Gingerbread University Illustration by Kelly Franké

This kind of cookie isn’t just for decorating, the gingerbread at Gingerbread University is delicious. Insider’s tip: ask for a “brokens bag” so you can snack on cookie bites while making some edible art. 

5768 NY-25A, Wading River 

2. Mantecaditos | Bori Bakes 

Bori Bakes Illustration by Kelly Franké

These Puerto Rican shortbread cookies are sweet but not too sweet and perfectly buttery. Our favorite is the guava, adding a nice balance in texture to the shortbread. 

Riverhead, @bori_bakes on Instagram

3. Snickerdoodle cookies | Red Velvet At Your Door 

Red Velvet At Your Door Illustration by Kelly Franké

Find this dessert truck parked at North Fork events throughout the season and when you do, don’t sleep on the snickerdoodle cookies that can be found in their cookie box. 

Riverhead, @redvelvet_atyourdoor on Instagram 

4. Rainbow cookies | North Fork Flour Shoppe 

North Fork Flour Shoppe Illustration by Kelly Franké

Also called seven-layer cookies, North Fork Flour Shoppe baker Meghan Saccone soaks her rainbow cookie filling in an amaretto-almond simple syrup giving them a subtle taste of holiday spirit. 

Jamesport, @nofoflourshoppe on Instagram 

5. Chocolate chip cookies | The Treatery 

The Treatery Illustration by Kelly Franké

Santa called, these are the cookies he wants on Christmas Eve and we can’t say we blame him, as these chocolate chip cookies are utterly irresistible. 

1564 Main Road, Jamesport

6. Chocolate-dipped butter cookies | Junda’s Pastry Crust and Crumbs 

Junda’s Pastry Crust and Crumbs Illustration by Kelly Franké

The traditional butter cookies dipped in chocolate with sprinkles from Junda’s are the cookie of your childhood only better. 

1612 Main Road, Jamesport 

7. Raspberry Linzer cookies | Ali Katz Kitchen 

Ali Katz Kitchen Illustration by Kelly Franké

In addition to her incredible chocolate chip cookies, Ali Katz makes the best raspberry Linzer cookies you’ll have. The raspberry jam to cookie ratio is *chef’s kiss.* 

55 County Road 48, Mattituck 

8. Pistachio almond cookies | North Fork Baker 

North Fork Baker Illustration by Kelly Franké

Crumbly and nutty in the best of ways so it’s impossible to have just one. 

Cutchogue, @nofobaker on Instagram

9. Festively decorated shortbread cookie | Blue Duck Bakery 

Blue Duck Bakery Illustration by Kelly Franké

From reindeer and Santa to the iconic Blue Duck, Blue Duck Bakery has your festive cookie needs covered with its shortbread stock. North Fork locations in Greenport and Southold. 

56275 Main Road, Southold and 130 Front St., Greenport